Case-law Database

The FRA Case-law Database provides a compilation of Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) case law with direct references to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

It also contains a selection of national case law with direct references to the Charter from all EU Member States.

The data include a formal reference to the decisions, judgments and opinions, an abstract in English, excerpts of the paragraphs where the Charter is quoted, and if available a link to the full text document.

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CJEU - C-221/15 / Judgment

Etablissements Fr. Colruyt
21/09/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Directive 2011/64/EU — Article 15(1) — Free determination, by the manufacturers and importers, of the maximum retail selling prices of manufactured tobacco products — National regulation prohibiting the sale of...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Cyprus / Supreme Court / Appeal Nos. 42/2013, 43/2013, 44/2013 and 45/2013

Kristian Bekefi et al v The Republic of Cyprus through the Minister of the Interior
30/06/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Cyprus

Key facts of the case: 

The appellants were Union citizens lawfully residing in Cyprus when the Minister of the Interior declared them as prohibited immigrants under the national immigration...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 
ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-122/15 / Judgment

Preliminary Ruling Request from the Finnish Administrative Court
02/06/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Decision
EU

Key facts of the case:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Social policy — Principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination on grounds of age — Directive 2000/78/EC — Equal treatment in employment and occupation — Articles 2, 3 and 6 — Difference in treatment on...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C-221/15 / Opinion

Openbaar Ministerie v. Etablissements Fr. Colruyt NV
21/04/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
EU

Key facts of the case:

Directive 2011/64/EU — Excise duties applicable to manufactured tobacco — Retail price of manufactured tobacco — Revenue stamp —Minimum prices — Free movement of goods — Quantitative restrictions — Article 101 TFEU

Results (sanctions...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Poland / Supreme Court / IV CSK 270/15

S.W. v University Hospital
16/03/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Poland

Key facts of the case: 

The applicant S.W. underwent an eye operation in the Clinical Hospital. As a result of a medical mistake, he lost sight in his right eye (his left eye has not been functional since his...

EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

CJEU - C 122/15 / Opinion

Preliminary Ruling Request from the Finnish Administrative Court
28/01/2016
Court of Justice of the European Union
Opinion
EU

Key facts of the case:

  1. The present case may open a new chapter in the influence of EU law on the income tax legislation of the Member States. In the context of a reference from the highest Finnish administrative court, the Court is asked to answer the important
  2. ...
EU Charter Article(s) referenced: 

Belgium / Constitutional Court / 2/2016

The Institute for the equality for women and a private individual (anonymous) v Council of Ministers
14/01/2016
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
Belgium

Key facts of the case: 

The mother of a child and the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men have lodged two actions before the Constitutional Court for annulment of Article 2 of the Law of 8 May 2014 amending the Civil Code with the aim...

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ECHR Article(s) referenced: 

France / State Council / 383664

M. Q. v the French Republic (request to annul an Order)
11/05/2015
National Court/Tribunal
Decision
France

Key facts of the case:

Mr Q (a citizen of both France and Morocco) was stripped of French nationality by an Order of 28 May 2014 adopted on the basis of Articles 25 and 25-1 of the Civil Code, on the grounds that he was convicted by a final judgment of the High Court of...

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